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by Oscar
07 Feb 2015, 10:14
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Exciting times...
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: Exciting times...

Good luck with that 20C water. I reckon that's too cold for efficient film processing and there's no technical justification for it. It's just a historic hangover from European style tap water. Running a full processing cycle, including archival washing, uses a lot of water and if it's all the same...
by Oscar
03 Feb 2015, 20:12
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Buying from China?
Replies: 18
Views: 5201

Re: Buying from China?

Was it a 4x5 or larger you were after? I was considering putting my Shen Hao 4x5 up for sale in the near future... Too late; I've placed an order (for a 4x5). Sorry about that. Some time in the future (depending on continuing gainful employment which is by no means certain), I'd still like to also ...
by Oscar
02 Feb 2015, 20:43
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Buying from China?
Replies: 18
Views: 5201

Re: Buying from China?

Lachlan717 wrote:If there is anything you want added/changed, make sure that you ask him. He's very open to suggestions.


Other than the AUS/USD exchange rate, their products sounds very nice to me already :)
by Oscar
02 Feb 2015, 19:40
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Buying from China?
Replies: 18
Views: 5201

Re: Buying from China?

Thanks for the feedback. I might go ahead and start pricing out some options.
by Oscar
02 Feb 2015, 18:02
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Buying from China?
Replies: 18
Views: 5201

Buying from China?

I'm tempted to buy a new Shen Hao or a Chamonix. I've been waiting for a good used one to turn up locally for the right price, but no luck. (I know of one for sale locally, but the price isn't that great.) Has anyone here bought directly from either of the above, or would it be better to buy via one...
by Oscar
22 Jan 2015, 18:05
Forum: The Camera
Topic: Focus cloths
Replies: 16
Views: 5044

Re: Focus cloths

Thanks for the feedback. In the light of your comments, I think I will start shopping around for a "proper" focus cloth, it sounds like they're a nice thing to have.

The Sinar binocular viewer would be interesting, but my Sinar kit is already getting too big and heavy :)
by Oscar
18 Jan 2015, 18:10
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Sometimes you just can't win
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Sometimes you just can't win

Fortunately, I'm now feeling a bit less negative; my Graflex is now fixed. I didn't have the right kind of tiny tools to fix the track hinge myself, nor did a more mechanically minded friend. But I ended up getting the problem fixed by a vet that I know! They had a good assortment of tiny tools as w...
by Oscar
17 Jan 2015, 11:51
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Sometimes you just can't win
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Sometimes you just can't win

I'm predominantly a MF shooter, so that's my comfort zone. But for LF, my intention was to use the F2 for anything more "technical" eg architecture or studio, and the Graflex as a large and fun point-and-shoot. However neither is much good for landscapes, so I'm tempted to find a nice 4x5 ...
by Oscar
17 Jan 2015, 07:44
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Sometimes you just can't win
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Sometimes you just can't win

but the F2 might need a replacement component :(. Call David Kay at Capture Scan Print during business hours on 02 9873 1579 and he may be able to help. Thanks, I'll do that. I'd have thought that your Crown Graphic is a simple wooden camera (covered in leatherette?) I meant that the fancy folding ...
by Oscar
16 Jan 2015, 18:40
Forum: The Camera
Topic: Focus cloths
Replies: 16
Views: 5044

Focus cloths

When focusing my monorail, I normally just improvise for a focus cloth, usually using an old sheet or similar. Do people think there is much benefit in a "proper" focus cloth, like the various ones that can be found on eBay? They seem like a lot of money for something which ultimately is j...

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